the amount of food coop wastes can be beyond the joke. dad went out and got pies and sausage rolls for lunch today. coop got a sausage roll. he eats them normally at home but will take forever. he put on a massive tantrum to not eat it. would it be unfair to him to not give him anything else until he eats at least half of that sausage roll?
by not giving him anything else, i mean a sandwich, banana or strawberries or whatever else he wants?
i dont want him to starve yet i want him to start eating what is in front of him, not having to make him something else all the time or cave in and give him the crap he wants to eat if that makes sense.
he fell asleep in a pile of tears so the sausage roll is in the fridge atm.
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19-09-2010 11:35 #1
do you think this is too mean?
19-09-2010 11:41 #2
Yes, to me a sausage roll is a sometimes food so I would not make a child eat it if it was on offer.
19-09-2010 11:45 #3-
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I am mean. I keep the food that ds andd don't eat and offer that first at the next meal. They usually eat it because they are starving.
19-09-2010 11:45 #4
19-09-2010 11:47 #5
i don't think it's mean. It would be mean if you were asking him to eat something he didn't like, but it sounds like he just loses interest. He won't starve, he probably only starts asking for something else once he's actually eaten enough to be satisfied. Can you try just given him a tiny bit of what's on offer- say 1/4 of the sausage roll, and then he might be more likely to finish it?
19-09-2010 11:47 #6
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19-09-2010 11:50 #8
oh then absolutely not mean. Sounds like he's trying it on
19-09-2010 11:51 #9
I smile silently as all my friends complain their children will never finish thier dinners.
Mine eats anything, and his whole school lunch is discussed with me and it must all be eaten by the time I pick him up. His dinners, breakfasts and lunches are all eaten. I usually ask him how much he wants and then that is how much he must eat.
He's not allowed to leave the table until he finishes eating it. I found the won't give him anything else tactic didn't work because he's a copy of me which means he will go on hunger strike until I succumb. Perhaps try that approach - coming to a mutual agreemment as to how much he will eat, and then having to eat it all.
19-09-2010 11:53 #10
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